This week the guitar binding gets a much needed trim, and I share 8 reasons that I love woodworking. After that, it’s an easy way to stain wood darker, and another woodworking gallery. Enjoy.
Acoustic Guitar Making
In How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Part Nineteen, I show you how to trim the binding on the acoustic guitar down to the same level as the rest of the body.
This is a fun part of the process, because you get to see the guitar body start to look more like a real body. The trimming process is best done with hand tools and power tools. This blends the two worlds and decreases the time commitment.
Seeing the bindings flush to the guitar body is really nice. It’s a huge motivator for the rest of the project, and you will be excited to get them looking nice.
I’ll show you everything you need to know with a nice tips section at the end as well.
Reasons I love Woodworking
In 8 Reasons I love Woodworking, I get to share with you some of the best reasons that I love woodworking and making things from wood.
There are many more of course, but these eight really make a difference for me. I am sure they will resonate with you too because they are each very powerful.
One of my favorites is that making things seeps into other areas of your life and increases your confidence. Once you can successfully conquer woodworking projects, that confidence helps you conquer other things too.
It’s easy to see that even though it might start in woodworking, the effects are farther reaching.
Staining Wood Darker
In How to Stain Wood Darker, the process for making a stain look darker than when it started is broken down, along with several methods.
I’ll show you everything you need to know to make your staining projects darker than they are, and how to fix a piece of furniture that you want to be darker as well.
Since there are several methods shown, all you need to do is pick out the one that makes you the happiest. There is surely one that you are comfortable with, and it can help you get started faster.
This is an easy post, and you will enjoy learning the different techniques.
In the Weekly Woodworking Gallery, I collected several more pictures form the site and created a fun gallery that you can see all in one place.
If you have any questions on the week in review, please Post a Question in the Q&A Forum and I’ll be glad to help. Happy building.
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